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About Us

Information about the State of New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

Who we are

The purpose of the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) is to promote efficient professional healthcare licensing and professional technical licensing in the State of New Hampshire. The OPLC oversees the administration of forty-seven occupational licensing boards; these Boards, Councils, and Commissions directly regulate their professions pursuant to the powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities granted to them by individual practice acts. OPLC provides administrative, clerical, business processing and recordkeeping support to these Boards, Councils, and Commissions to assist in carrying out all statutory objectives in an efficient manner. In addition, OPLC directly regulates four professions, with the advice of advisory boards. OPLC has sole regulatory authority over one profession. To promote workforce opportunities in the State by increasing the interstate mobility of licensed professionals, OPLC is authorized to issue temporary and emergency licenses to individuals licensed in other jurisdictions.

 

Our mission

The principal mission of the New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification is to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare, environment and the public trust of the citizens of the State of New Hampshire.

 

How we are governed

Pursuant to RSA 310-A